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This is for a video editing machine for a client who needs 4GB. It needs to be as compatible with everything as possible, but also needs to be able to identify 4GB. She wants XP Pro, but she said Vista Business would be fine, too. They are about the same price, so there's no worry. Anyway, which do you think I should get? And would 4GB even be recognizable natively (i.e. not with the help of PAE) in an x86 machine?
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If you want her to have compatibility with everything, you need to give her XP Pro at the least.

Vista will prove nothing but headaches for her as an editing student. And at that, as I've already warned you, you're gonna catch hell when she comes back and says "I need a Mac.".

XP Pro or XP Home. Vista is not the choice for a Windows-Based editing station.
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Compatible with everything as much as possible, eh?

Without a doubt... XP Pro x86 would be a very safe choice.
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Yes, XP Pro 64-Bit will run on any machine with 4GB if the processor supports 64-bit.

What application will she be using? Vista 64 works but for ensured compatibility... go with XP Pro 64
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This was about 4GB and operating systems. I had XP Pro x64 for a while, and didn't like it that much. Will XP Pro x86 run (a.k.a. make available to programs) all 4GB natively?

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If you want her to have compatibility with everything, you need to give her XP Pro at the least.

Vista will prove nothing but headaches for her as an editing student. And at that, as I've already warned you, you're gonna catch hell when she comes back and says "I need a Mac.".

XP Pro or XP Home. Vista is not the choice for a Windows-Based editing station.
I asked her, and she says all her apps will run fine on Windows. I asked her multiple times. She says, "Yes, I don't want to have to deal with Mac OS X."
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Alrighty well definitely XP Pro!
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Alrighty well definitely XP Pro!
Which one? x86 or x64?
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Bump, I just want to make sure I have to get x64. Also, does anyone know if there happen to be x64 binaries for Adobe CS2, or compilable source code? Thanks everyone.
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post #9 of 12
mate u need to run x64 version dude the amount of ram that she will be using. all the new Adobe CS3 will run native in x64. i currently run VISTA business x64 and all my adobe stuff works great
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post #10 of 12
I've heard alot of people say Vista x64 is very stable and supports many drivers and programs.
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